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The Bakken Museum

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Address: 3537 Zenith Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55416-4623
Phone Number: +1 612-926-3878
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10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the...

The Bakken Museum inspires a passion for innovation by exploring the potential for science, technology, and the humanities to make the world a better place.

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A unique, interactive Museum of electricity "in" our lives, founded by Earl Bakken - creator of the Medtronic heart pacemaker

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Rob B
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A unique, interactive Museum of electricity "in" our lives, founded by Earl Bakken - creator of the Medtronic heart pacemaker

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Thank Rob B
Ames, Iowa
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19 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Great science museum for my science obsessed sons. One is interested in the body and the other in electricity--this was the perfect combination of both. We happened to go on a day with special exhibits by Frankenstein200.org, which was fantastic. The museum was crawling with volunteers and docents ready to get kids and adults alike involved in the displays. All... More 

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Thank Momandem12
minneapolis
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182 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 177 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

I can't believe I haven't visited here sooner! We went last night to the preview party for Mary and Her Monster, all about Mary Shelley and how the story Frankenstein came to be. It was small, well done and quite creative... I'm bummed I didn't sit thru the whole "movie", some of the diaglogue got a little long, but sit... More 

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Thank bonnie c
Roseville, Minnesota
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194 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

This is a charming museum, thanks in no small part to the fact that it is a converted mansion with a lovely setting (including small garden you can walk). The exhibit space isn't huge, and it is all focused on electricity, but that still provides surprisingly large ground, including many displays about the human body and medicine (the founder was... More 

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Thank pdwschmidt
Alexandria, MN
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016

This is a great place for kids and adults. Science at its best - informative and playful. They did a little play about Edison and Tesla that was entertaining for the adults, allowed the kids to participate and taught everyone something! Highly recommend this one.

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Eagan, Minnesota
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28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Get away from the Tv and see what you could have invented. Maybe inspire your old invention to save lives and advance science. There is a story here for everyone to enjoy.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

What a wonderful little museum! It is offbeat, entertaining, and fun for a wide spectrum of visitors. The exhibits, focused on science and electricity, are interactive, well presented, and well maintained. The building itself is gorgeous house with a great story! (You may have to ask someone; I don't know if there is much posted.) The gardens a beautiful and... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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36 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

Visited with our 4 and 6 year old and had a GREAT time. They were able to experience technology and human anatomy, botany, and even some medical quackery. A great place to bring the kids.

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St.Paul, Minnesota
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945 reviews
329 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 403 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016

Our 7 year old grand-daughter and I went here on a summer morning and loved it. I recommend getting here at 10, as it can get very busy. Many interactive, "hands on" displays, plus a beautiful garden (don't miss the garden - please see more below) The 1st floor features various displays to illustrate the power & potential of electricity,... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

When can I go back? My love of science and architecture is combined in this quaint museum/estate. The gardens are beautiful and the staff is so knowledgable and fun. I can't say enough good things. Great entertainment for children and adults alike.

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